Music fans heading for shows staged in Edinburgh Castle’s historic grounds over the next couple of weeks can avoid the traffic and parking hassle by taking the tram. 

Texas and Elbow are amongst the headline acts that will take to the stage this month, and Edinburgh’s award-winning tram network is all set to provide convenient and cost-effective travel to the eagerly awaited gigs.

Fans travelling from beyond Edinburgh can leave their cars at Ingliston Park & Ride which has more than 1000 free parking spaces available and trams to the City centre from every 7 minutes. Adult return tickets are just £3.40 and can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram stop. 

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, commented:

This series of shows at a unique venue is sure to be hit with music fans and we want to make sure they have a hassle-free travel experience. Princes Street stop is just a few minutes walk from the Castle with the last tram back to the park & ride site at 11.30pm.

The fun begins this Saturday (July 9) when multi-million selling band Deacon Blue will delight thousands of fans with their favourite hits such as ‘Dignity’ and ‘When the world knows your name’, followed by the widely acclaimed Scottish rock group Texas on July 14.

The concert programme runs until Saturday, July 16, with the famous Irish rock band The Script, and further information about events on Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade can be found here.